Playa de Palma, where the British couple were arrested.


A British couple on holiday in Arenal were arrested on Thursday, charged with the abandonment of minors - their two children.

The management of the hotel where they were staying says that the family had arrived two days before. The parents were always drunk and had been going out and leaving the children. They were told by the hotel security service that what they were doing was illegal. They therefore asked another couple, also British, to look after the children, despite the fact that they didn't know this couple.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, they returned to the hotel. For no apparent reason, the woman attacked one of the couple who had supposedly been looking after the children. Security intervened and notified the National Police. A patrol went to the hotel and arrested the parents. Police found that the "carer" from the other couple was also drunk.

The children are in the care of the police's family and women's unit while the judicial process follows its course.


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John / Hace about 1 year

As a retired UK social worker with 35 years experience in Children's Safeguarding may I commend the Mallorca police and hotel management for their intervention


Pollensa1946 / Hace about 1 year

"f4phixeruk / Hace about 4 hours A certain couple in Portugal did it and didn’t get arrested !!!!!"

They most likely would have preferred that to what they have suffered.


f4phixeruk / Hace about 1 year

A certain couple in Portugal did it and didn’t get arrested !!!!!


S. / Hace about 1 year

Well done the Hotel Authorities. The loss of Madeline McCann in Portugal, should have been a major wake up call to these irresponsible Parents. They are unfit to be Parents. I hope the UK Authorities are informed, and Social Services take appropriate action to have the children adopted .